Larry Polansky

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CalArts Campus B321

School of Music Visiting Artist Series

Larry Polansky is a composer, guitarist, mandolinist, and a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has also been on the faculties of Mills College and Dartmouth College. He is a founding member and co-director of Frog Peak Music (a composers' collective). He co-wrote HMSL (Hierarchical Music Specification Language) with Phil Burk and David Rosenboom. He is a prolific composer and scholar having produced many important publications and recordings, several of which can be found on New World Records, along with other labels. Highlights include an album of mensuration canons, Four-Voice Canons, and the CDs The Theory of Impossible Melody and The World’s Longest Melody. He also served as co-producer of Asmat Dream: New Music Indonesia